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Food Patterns Equivalents Database (FPED)

Metadata Updated: November 10, 2020

USDA’s Food Patterns Equivalents Database (FPED) converts the foods and beverages in the Food and Nutrient Database for Dietary Studies to the 37 USDA Food Patterns components. The FPED was formerly known as the MyPyramid Equivalents Database. The FPED serves as a unique research tool to evaluate food and beverage intakes of Americans with respect to the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommendations. The Food Patterns are measured as cup equivalents of Fruit, Vegetables, and Dairy; ounce equivalents of Grains and Protein Foods; teaspoon equivalents of Added Sugars; gram equivalents of Solid Fats and Oils; and the number of Alcoholic Drinks. In addition to the SAS datasets, the FPED release includes: (1) the Food Patterns Equivalents Ingredient Database (FPID) that includes the 37 USDA Food Patterns components per 100 grams of each unique ingredient used in the FNDDS; and (2) listings of gram weights for one cup equivalents of fruits, vegetables, dairy, and legumes used in the FPED.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: Creative Commons CCZero

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Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 10, 2020
Data Update Frequency R/P2Y

Metadata Source

Harvested from USDA JSON

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Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 10, 2020
Publisher Agricultural Research Service
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Data Last Modified 2019-08-23
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